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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 24, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Hard for me to stomach most of the nonsense I've seen in this thread.

You people actually have a problem with a full show from May of 1977, in pristine sound?

Jesus H. on a hockey stick.

Go ahead and natter on about your Spinal Tap-like performances of a 45 minute Dark Star from some show in 1973 and yet another droning Weather Report Suite>Let it Grow from 1974, or a piss-ant 1980's show in which Jerry's voice sounds like a frog being choked to death by a cat that's being simultaneously ripped to shreds in a blender, or, hey, even better--some really "must-have" show from the '90's in which Vince channels his inner Roger Daltry to embarrass every rock and roll fan who ever lived trying to sing Baba O'Reilly and Jerry slogs his ass through another Black Muddy Isthmus and Bobby thrills the gals with a riveting synth-pop rendition of Picasso Moon.

If you can't appreciate what that band did in 1977, at the absolute height of their powers, and are going to grouse about a perfect release of a complete show with awesome sound, you don't even deserve to call yourselves Dead Heads.

Bunch of witless ingrates.

Oh, and Happy Fucking Mardi Gras.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 24, 2009 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Your absolutely right Grendel, exactly what we need is a seventh official release (eight counting Download series #1) from 1977!

I'm sorry, I just couldnt hide how happy I am to get an official release of such a well circulated Betty Cantor sourced show...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 24, 2009 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

I have to agree with Cliff on this one - if they want to release something, why not dig a little deeper? I've listend to the first set from this show today and while it's good, I'm not going to reach for this one very often. Besides, if you love 77, don't you have already have this? It's not like May '77 is an overlooked period of time.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 24, 2009 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

I'm still waiting for some 1969 and 1970 full show releases, a woefully neglected period official release-wise. As for "great months", and May '77 is undeniably one, what about April 69, April and May 1970, July 1970, or maybe a complete Orpheum show from July '76? I am still hoping for a 1970 Fillmore West release too. I have enough 1977. The $18 price for this '77 release IS nice though. I might buy this one.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 24, 2009 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Lookit--If they produced cleaned-up, enhanced, perfect-sounding boards of shows in 1977, I'd by nearly every damn one. It's my understanding that the Hartford show will be even better to listen to than the circulating Betty Board. Hell, I'll pay the $17 just for the cover art and to acknowledge what they did in that year, especially that month.

Bottom line--it's a great fucking show. I've NEVER been disappointed with a single 1977 release, whether from Dicks Picks or DL series or the Rhino stuff. And I'm very glad this is the full show they're releasing. My only gripe would be there are no bonus trax w/the purchase...but you'll never hear me gripe about an offical release from the band's best year.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Feb 24, 2009 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Hi grendel,

Quickly - 1st set solid from start to finish, but the 2nd set is not a strong one imo (for the year). S&D into an average Jed to start is disappointing, and the Playin and NFA are both below average for the year. The Estimated is fun with a few mini-jams, the Terrapin is special, as all May versions are, and the NFA segue into Wharf Rat is cool, but I'm left looking for more here.

I'm a big fan of the Mosque show, and I like 5/26 as well. I would have preferred a Road Trips.

PS - don't forget to check out the 4/23 matrix.

This post was modified by Death&Mercy on 2009-02-25 00:07:54

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 24, 2009 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

lmao!!!!

great post - funniest of the day thus far (and i did need that one)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 24, 2009 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Thanks, Dire...had a feeling you'd appreciate that.

and if anyone gets in my face about it, "I shall taunt them a second time."

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 24, 2009 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77??

I like the 76 + min "Playin' remix" best, myself... ;)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 24, 2009 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Damn.

Outstanding Spinal Tap reference. Who can honestly say that after listening to a 45 minute Playin' that their brain isn't saying "OK, I get it, time to move on". Jazz Odyssey indeed.

Most every year had it highlights and lowlights, with folks seeing more here and there depending on personal preference. Personally, I think the whole band sucked start to finish and I'm only here to laugh at you gullible baffoons.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-02-24 17:06:09

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 24, 2009 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Me.